Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Minister for Housing  Darragh O’Brien and Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan   at Government Buildings

When Leo Varadkar was appointing his Ministers at the start of this Government’s term, he had a simple message for them: everyone knows there’s going (...)

 The prospect of shutting down Dublin Port – and of a wider blockade of Dublin on St Patrick’s Day – was aired during talks earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government believed hauliers would blockade Dublin Port in the days before it signed off on a special €18 million emergency support package for th(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Trim Castle Hotel, in Trim, Co Meath, on Monday for the Fine Gael parliamentary party think-in. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fine Gael’s pre-Dáil think-in meeting began with apologies from the three most senior members of the parliamentary party for the controversy over form(...)

Helen McEntee  pictured before going on maternity leave. Photograph: Tom Honan

Helen McEntee has become the first serving Cabinet Minister to give birth while in office. Ms McEntee temporarily stepped aside on Tuesday as Ministe(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: “It’s really important women see other women in roles and positions being able to take maternity leave, being able to return to their jobs . . .” Photograph:  Tom Honan

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said arrangements for her maternity leave, which began on Tuesday, are a “sticking plaster” until a more perman(...)

Minister for  Transport Eamon Ryan  also pointed to low Covid-19 rates among road hauliers at just 0.23 per cent positivity. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The return to school of all children by mid-April cannot be guaranteed and relies on the “continued effort of all our citizens”, Minister for Transpor(...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Admits it is “very unusual” not to have a senior minister from the west. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In his first Dáil appearance as Heather Humphreys’s replacement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar confirmed what many were thinking about the botched delivery of(...)

President Michael D Higgins presents new Ministers with their seals of office. Photograph: Maxwells

The weather gods were unable to decide their attitude to the new government on Saturday. By turns they battered the national convention centre with la(...)

Eoghan Murphy, Josepha Madigan, Richard Bruton and Charlie Flanagan lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party

Eight high-profile Fine Gael ministers have lost their Cabinet positions following the carve-up of roles between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green (...)

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